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The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) was awarded another five years of funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA. In its 25th year as one of three such centers in the United States, VLRCOE received about $7.5 million to investigate 10 new tasks related to vertical lift technology and related educational activities over the next five years. Penn State will cost share $3.3 million for this work, totaling $10.8 million in new funding.
“The mission of the center is to understand and break through the barriers the vertical lift community faces, such as higher speeds, longer ranges…